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Cliff Jumper IPA - Country Boy Brewing

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Cliff Jumper IPA
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BA SCORE
86
very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 8.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Country Boy Brewing
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 01-24-2012)
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HopHog87

Kentucky

4.66/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Serving- On Tap at their Brewery/TapRoom

Appearance- Enjoyed this outside so it had more ambient light than I normally get to see with my brews. That being said, it appeared golden. That was about it. Not dark by any stretch but not light. Right in the sweet-spot range for a good, basic IPA. Nice half-finger head which dissipated within a few minutes.

Nose- Slightly more grassy than I get with a lot of IPA's. That was the only note that stood out in my mind as being different than a lot of others in this style. Also, plentiful light Citrus. Perhaps some zesty citrus like lemon. Nice smell. Really solid. You know before you take a drink it's gonna be good.

Taste- Oh yeah, this one is good! Archetypical IPA- Perfect bitterness up front with a bit of malty finish you can tell it's got a good amount of malt backbone to balance it out. There is also that grassiness once more, this time in the taste in addition to the smell. As it warms I seem to get more pine as well. Great.

Overall- I really like this beer. I only was able to enjoy one the day I dropped by but I would no doubt get this any time I had the option to. If it were available in bottles/cans locally I'd love to keep a 6 pack in my fridge all the time. Really everything good about this style highlighted in a copper pint glass.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2014 21:55:03 | More by HopHog87
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catfan2000

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-04-2012 20:40:39 | More by catfan2000
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Hobo

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-21-2014 18:46:15 | More by Hobo
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KYDrew


4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-31-2012 03:42:24 | More by KYDrew
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CraftMe14

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

04-05-2014 13:46:55 | More by CraftMe14
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MikeFox

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-25-2014 22:20:36 | More by MikeFox
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barczar

Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy deep golden peach color with a solid half inch cream head that lingers, leaving a ring of foam around the rim.

Aroma is heavily grapefruit-forward, with orange, mango, and pineapple adding complexity to this fruit salad of a beer. Resin and pine carry into a hint of sweet, bready malt. Floral hops emerge as it warms. After another round, acetone became evident in the aroma, as well.

Grapefruit, apricot, and orange hop flavors are HUGE in the flavor, with mango and pine emerging, supported lightly by bready malt into the decidedly bitter, spruce and onion finish. Initially, a hint of acetone came across. There's enough hop presence to remove nail polish, for sure!

Body is a bit light, with moderately high carbonation and significant alcohol warmth.

Overall, a hop explosion in both flavor and aroma. Best ipa they've created so far. Think they've almost got the recipe nailed down! A little more body...

Update: 7/31/13 Hop bill must've changed dramatically. Aroma lacks citra character, and resiny bittering hops dominate flavoring hops. Fairly harsh. It's a shame, because this was a fave. I didn't alter my original rank to suit.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2012 23:16:02 | More by barczar
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Shagator

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-02-2014 03:31:06 | More by Shagator
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juicebox

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-14-2014 01:00:32 | More by juicebox
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haddon

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-26-2012 18:13:08 | More by haddon
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Brent

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had the good fortune to be given a half of this for the kegerator. Pour was golden amber, with an immediate resinous hoppy nose. Hopping was a little brusk, assertive but not overpowering. Initial hops are the slightest touch raw, then pulling back to reveal some faint mango with pine in the forefront. Malt contributes a reserved bit of sweetness late, before the finish wraps up with firm bitterness. I would have guessed a lower ABV, and the beer drinks well.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2012 16:05:56 | More by Brent
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bilhelm

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-01-2013 05:01:20 | More by bilhelm
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-09-2013 08:40:45 | More by crbnfbr
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-06-2013 02:55:03 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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insidetheoutside

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-27-2014 13:29:11 | More by insidetheoutside
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-05-2013 03:32:45 | More by zeff80
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CSQ1111

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-16-2012 22:03:57 | More by CSQ1111
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ali1987

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-30-2013 23:24:10 | More by ali1987
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Nordbier

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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mdterps

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-02-2013 02:15:48 | More by mdterps
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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-17-2013 11:51:10 | More by KerryCummins1977
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-27-2014 18:48:21 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-24-2014 20:28:35 | More by Nolen12
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RollienCoal

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-19-2014 16:54:26 | More by RollienCoal
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RuebenRox

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-08-2013 00:22:33 | More by RuebenRox
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Cliff Jumper IPA from Country Boy Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.